Mostly Bogota Article Pack (21)

Mostly Bogota Article Pack (21)

 

Because of some information I just recently learned about the Kizomba dance scene in Colombia, I have been seeking more information about living in Bogota these last couple of days. Bogota had already been on my radar but wasn't on the top of my list because (1) it's more expensive than Medellin, and (2) Medellin is arguably more modern.

I had looked for information (for expats) about Bogota before and my recollection was that it was rather sparse… but I found some more info recently and this is part of it.  
 
So….here's several articles that I found tonight. All from on very good blog called www.howtobogota.com. That blog is authored by a Brit lady who is married to a Colombian fellow. They both live if Bogota. I'm going to ask her later if I can interview her for my WanderingSalsero.com blog (and maybe put it on my WhyRetireInColombia.com blog too).
 
This is the article that got my attention first. It's something I might be doing.How to get a Colombian partner visa - How to Bogotá
 
Updated July 2016* – Please read the comments in the comments section below, as readers have been giving helpful advice on how the partner visa application process is constantly changing! *…
 
 
I really enjoyed this article. Bogota somewhat reminds me of Seoul, S.Korea with its hilly nature. I love the colors of these buildings too and the fact that there is a vibrant life 'on the street' (during the day anyway).Where to live in Bogotá - How to Bogotá
 
When I was contemplating my move to Colombia, I started trying to work out where to live in Bogotá by checking the cost of rent to see what I could get for my money. The problem was that I…
This is good advice although I think it's human nature to have to learn-by-experience. I've been scammed several times since I've been here.Bogota Safety Tip: don't give anyone a papaya!? - How to Bogotá
 
Colombia has received a lot of bad press over the last few decades, so it's natural that people are often concerned about whether Bogota is safe. Last week I received a message from one of…
 
Whether it's 'getting hitched' or just shacking-up, Colombia makes it pretty easy and it seems the latter is very common.... as well as a viable way to stay in the country legally. Colombia now pronounces you "husband and wife" - How to Bogotá
 
Moving to Colombia with a partner/boyfriend/girlfriend is like one giant leap closer to walking up the aisle. In fact, as far as Colombians are concerned, by taking the lift together up to…
 
I much prefer looking at street-life to get to know a city and region but these are probably good places to go and put on your travel resume.Six Must Visit Attractions in Medellin, Colombia - Colombian...
 
If you've only heard about Medellin, Colombia in the news way back when or from the Netflix series, Narcos, then you're probably familiar with this city for all the wrong reasons. But now…
I haven't been here but I'll guarantee one thing. Their steaks are probably very good.Malevo: a Good Argentinean Steakhouse in El Poblado
 
Malevo gets the ambiance right. The small dining room, located within a cozy house in Manila, is crowded with Argentine books, a collection of guampas and bombillas (what you drink mate out…
 
I've heard that some expats are getting interested in Cali-related opportunities lately. But from what I've seen online, it's not what I'm interested in yet. But I would like to see it.Medellín vs Cali: a Comprehensive Comparison
 
Medellín vs Cali, which is the better city to live in? The city of eternal spring vs the Salsa capital of Colombia. I have seen some comparisons of Medellín vs Cali but in every case they…
I would hope that this Italian restaurant is better than the the ones I've seen here in Barranquilla... so far. They don't even use tomato sauce on their pizzas here in Barranquilla.Parmessano: a Popular Chain of Italian Restaurants in Medellín
 
I happen to like Parmessano, which is a popular chain of Italian restaurants in Medellín that I have gone to for several years. I recently went to lunch with a neighbor in Sabaneta, who is…
 
Obviously some people prefer one city over the other. That's why it's always best to check it out yourself.Choosing Medellín and Why it Remains the Right Decision
 
After traveling to 26 countries thus far in my life, I ended up choosing Medellín as the location where I bought property. After the initial shock of others hearing that statement, most…
Medellin does have a large expat community. For those who like Salsa, here's some useful info.salsa - Medellin Living
 
Join us for a night of beer and wings, rock and salsa, Jessie and Vanessa. If you don't know them, it's because they're still kind of underground but they're about to blow up. So let's…
 
Learning any language is fun, actually. But here's some reasons why Colombia is a good place to learn Spanish.....................................................Colombia is a Great Place to Learn Spanish - Here's Why
 
To make rapid progress with your language learning, there really is no substitute for jumping into a total immersion experience in a Spanish-speaking country. Not only does this give you…
Medellin is a 'hot' expat and tourist destination right now. And that whole area of Colombia is beautiful too. Here's some valuable info if you're headed that way. There are lots of US-Colombia air connections too.Moving to Medellin? Here's How to Do It
 
Medellin was long excluded from the list of popular tourist and expat destinations, but the city has today become something of a mecca for Spanish-language students, retirees, remote…
 
 
I have found that the biggest hurdle in learning Spanish is just making up your mind to do it. The biggest tip I can give is resolving to study (even if it's just a little bit) every day.¡Qué oso! - Slang from Bogota
 
A favourite phrase of residents of Colombia's capital As far as possible, on this blog I try to examine slang phrases which are used in the whole of Colombia. However, some expressions are…
This isn't the kind of restaurant that the average backpacker would go to every day. This kind of restaurant is a 'for profit' business. But it is typical of the quality you'll find in Medellin... a very chic city.Los Chamos: a Venezuelan Arepa Restaurant in Medellin
 
 
No matter what your budget, you can have fun with it in MedellinMedellin Nightlife - Parque Lleras, Discotecas, Bars, Clubs,...
 
Several existing sites have a directory of all the bars and clubs, however for our Medellín nightlife directory, we're building a list from personal experience and recommendations by…
Medellin is safer than most places in the world. And I can tell you that all the Colombian National Police I've met have been very professional and friendly.2017 Update on Security in Medellín With Safety Tips for Expats
 
Security in Medellín is a major concern for expats planning to move to the city as well as for expats living in the city. Several readers asked us to provide an update about security in…
I don't like Colombian food as much as Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian... but it is good and you can stuff your gut for very little money if you know where to buy.10 Traditional Dishes to Try When Visiting Colombia
 
One of the great joys of traveling is being able to try the traditional food of a country. Some countries are famed for their food and nowadays people are able to enjoy varieties of…
 
 
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